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#346704 - 01/20/18 04:13 PM Mars is sick-loosing control
Mary Jane Offline
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Mars is on a daily low-dose chemotherapy drug, chlorambucil, but the tumor seems to be growing. That's probably blood or clotted blood, so there must be some hemorrhage somewhere.

He went to his regular vet for a blood draw today and I really lost it. They know us there-knew my precious Wolf-so they are wise in their support. Not so many people know what to say when your dear dog is so sick-I just tried not to cry.

We'll see the oncologist next week and maybe change the drug. I just want to take care of him, but I may fail.

Mary Jane

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#346705 - 01/20/18 04:37 PM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Mary Jane]
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Oh MJ, I'm so very very sorry hugging

No matter what, he knows that you are taking care of him, and we all know that too. You cannot take on the responsibility of not curing cancer, that's just too huge. Even with all the decisions that you have made, you can't second think those either, because you got him this far, and there is never any crystal ball.

I understand the losing it part, but do know that this is not on you. This is on the cancer. F*ck cancer.

Please let us help you through this.
MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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#346706 - 01/20/18 04:39 PM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Mary Jane]
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Lisa said it best. You have done everything in your power and Mars knows your love.

My heart is with you.

Worth repeating....f#%k cancer.

With approval of my friends:

SamCat, 03/2011

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much

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#346708 - 01/20/18 04:44 PM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Mary Jane, your wonderful, sweet Mars knows you are caring fior him. It is surely strengthening and cheering to him, a comforting balm to his spirit. May the love you two share bring you strength. We are all very much here fior you! hugging hugging hugging
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Dir gehört mein Herz

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#346711 - 01/20/18 05:22 PM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Braverhund]
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I don't think I could say it better than Lisa did. Your love for Mars is amazing and no doubt why he is still here. I'm crying just thinking of this teary and the pain you are all going through.

I'm sending lots and lots of healing thoughts and prayers. hugging G-d please help this angel heal gsdhalo

Proud Mom to Eli and Kodiak
and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#346713 - 01/20/18 08:08 PM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Shilohsmom]
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hugging Thinking of you both hugging

Proud Mom to Eli and Kodiak
and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#346714 - 01/20/18 08:08 PM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Oh Mary Jane. My heart aches for you.

Lisa is right "This is on the cancer. F*ck cancer."

Sending love from our house to yours. hug
Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

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#346716 - 01/20/18 09:38 PM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Dearest Mary Jane, my heart aches for you and although I don't know Mars I know exactly what it's like to lose it at the vet. cry We are all here to support you in any way that we can, whether through private message or on the forum. Please don't hesitate to let us know when you need us. Special thoughts and prayers going out to you and your precious, loving boy. hugging
Sean - 1998/2014
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
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#346717 - 01/20/18 09:58 PM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Mary Jane,
Care doesn't always lead to cure. I think the most difficult care to give but a very important one is the one with those challenges when things don't seem to be going how we had hoped. Mars is fortunate to have you to take care of him, to care so about him. I suspect he knows it, too.
Discouraging findings - they, well, are discouraging. Damn it.

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#346721 - 01/21/18 11:30 AM Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: middleofnowhere]
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MJ - I"m so sorry to hear this frown
Jen, proudly owned by Gracie, my heart & soul, my best friend

Gracie DOB 1/19/06 into our hearts 3/19/06

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